Wanda Joyce ‘Joy’ Burgess Bolen

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SOUTHLAKE -- Wanda Joyce "Joy" Burgess Bolen passed away at the age of 80 on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016.
Funeral will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, in Mount Olivet Chapel, 2301 N. Sylvania Ave. in Fort Worth.
Joy was born Dec. 16, 1935, to her loving parents that she is now in heaven with, Ben and Ola Burgess. Joy was a loving daughter, cousin, aunt, niece, friend and most importantly a wonderful single mother to her two daughters. She was loving, full of life, caring, giving, and always wanted to help others to the very end. Everyone she met truly loved her.
Joy had bachelor's and master's degrees in education and taught for many decades at Bell Manor Elementary School in Bedford. She loved teaching and especially all of her students. The Saturday before her accident she said, "I don't know why I'm here. I just want to be in heaven." We rejoice that she is there with loved ones and friends who went before her.
Joy is survived by her daughters, Cindi Cary and Pamela J. Bolen; sons-in-law, John Cary and Carlos Ramirez; grandchildren, Kelsey Cary, Cragon Swetnam, Kurien Cary, Lindzey Ramirez and Brock Ramirez; and nieces, Jane Nail, Elaine Lankford and Sherrye Nail.

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